Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center

900 E 7th Street Bloomington, IN
Max Capacity: 1775 people
When it comes to special events, meetings, or conferences, the numbers say it all. The Union’s Biddle Hotel and Conference Center has nearly 100 years of special event experience, about 50,000 square feet of meeting space, and hosts more than 15,000 functions every year. Consider the union for your next special event: reunions, banquets, informal gatherings, and more. Our staff will be happy to work with you. In addition to wedding receptions, we also specialize in bridal luncheons and showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and farewell brunches. We offer a variety of meeting spaces to suit every need, not to mention an experienced meetings and group services staff to help you along the way. From Alumni Hall, with its 5,000 square feet, paneled walls, hardwood floors, and raised stage, to the intimate KP Williams room with its seating for 10 at an antique dining room table, you will have more than 20 options from which to choose. We even offer a Commemorative Garden, a piazza-style space featuring limestone walls bordering a beautiful garden filled with annuals, perennials, and mature trees. All of our settings feature state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment services as well.
Recommendations

A Perfect Day! Bari and her team are excellent, An Eventective User from Indianapolis, Indiana

Our wedding reception was held at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington, IN. It is located right at the heart of the Indiana University campus which is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL in the Fall. Bari Kuhlman and her team helped to set up the event and the catering which was a huge load off our shoulders. Keeping it short and sweet; the food was incredible and the selection we were able to choose from was flexible and extensive! They had a little something for everyone, even if you have a food allergy. The set up was magical! They made one of the venue rooms available in the Union (I forget the name but they have a lot of rooms to choose from) look stunning with decorations and lighting. Call and ask for pictures!


Beautiful Summer Wedding, AndreiM from Orangeburg, New York

I was married at the IMU in June of this year, and had my reception there as well. I highly recommend this venue. The director of events, Bari Kuhlman, was very helpful throughout the entire process, and during our communications and meetings she anticipated the many questions that we had and quite a few that we hadn't even thought of. Our ceremony was held outdoors, right outside the venue, and the IMU provided the sound system. The IMU itself handles all the dining tables and catering, but they work very well with all the other businesses dealing with other parts of the wedding (chair rentals, florists, musicians/DJs, cake, etc.). They can also provide many helpful recommendations as they are very knowledgeable about the local wedding industry. They are pretty flexible on those matters. The IMU has three different rooms available for receptions, think of them as small (up to several dozen people), medium (100 to 150), and large (over 150), so they can find you the most appropriate event space for different reception sizes. Perhaps one thing that might be off-putting about this venue is its location within Indiana University's student center. Although the reception areas are private and closed off, the halls and surrounding areas will generally have many other people walking around, especially during the school year. There are also various book stores and eateries that might detract from the ambiance. However, if you have any connection to IU, there is a great deal of sentimental value in having your wedding on campus. Finally, another big plus for my wife and me, both of whom had many family members and friends coming in from out of town, was the IMU hotel. We reserved a block of rooms for our wedding party and a number of guests, and it is simply very convenient to have the wedding and lodging in the same place.

Location
Amenities
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool
  • Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking
Features
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1775
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 20
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 3
  • Total Exhibit Space (Square Feet): 10,000
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 55,000
  • Total Number of Guest Rooms: 190
  • Year Built: 1959
  • Year Renovated: 1995
Columbus, IN  
Capacity: 120
Contact Hotel Indigo Sales and book your your rooms today! We offer discounted group blocks, shuttle service and discounted meeting room rental for bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. Complimentary upgrade to Presidential Suite for the bride and groom. The Hotel Indigo Columbus Architectural Center is a sophisticated, full-service hotel in downtown Columbus; It is designed to create a sense of peace and serenity for all guests. It provides free high-speed, wireless Internet access, a heated, indoor pool and well-appointed rooms with modern decor, making it a true oasis for the business traveler. While lodging at our pet friendly hotel in Columbus, IN, you will be greeted by Miles, the lobby's welcoming pup. Grab a cup of coffee, pull out your laptop or enjoy drinks over lunch or dinner in our restaurant, The Gallery Bar and Bistro. Pamper yourself and inspire your passions at our Hotel.